Michael Moorcock Quotes

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Michael Moorcock Quotes

Time is a dream - or a nightmare - from which there is never any waking. We who travel in Time are dreamers who occasionally share a common experience.
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Legends are best left as legends and attempts to make them real are rarely successful

— Michael Moorcock

We must be bound to one another then," Elric murmured despairingly. "Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then-let it be thus so-and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melinbone and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind-produced by an age which has deserted us. Let us give this age cause to hate us!

— Michael Moorcock

By means of our myths and legends we maintain a sense of what we are worth and who we are. Without them we should undoubtedly go mad.

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Farewell, friend. I was a thousand times more evil than thou!

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Heroes betray us. By having them, in real life, we betray ourselves.

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Why should their pain produce such marvelous beauty? he wonders. Or is all beauty created through pain? Is that the secret of great art, both human and Melnibonen?

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I am a thousand time more evil than thou!

— Michael Moorcock

For the mind of man alone is free to explore the lofty vastness of the cosmic infinite, to transcend ordinary consciousness, to roam the secret corridors of the brain where past and future melt into one ... And universe and individual are linked, the one mirrored in the other, and each contains the other.

— Michael Moorcock

His life was over. The conflicts which tore his mind would no longer trouble him. His fears, his torments, his loves and his hatreds all lay in the past and only oblivion lay before him.
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Even when blackness overwhelmed him and his lungs filled with water, the words continued to whisper through the corridors of his brain. It was strange that he should be dead and still hear the incantation.

— Michael Moorcock

In an infinite universe, all may become real sooner or later. Yet it is always up to mankind to make real what it really wishes to be real.

— Michael Moorcock

One avoids becoming a Tolkien clone precisely by returning to the same roots that inspired The Lord of the Rings.

— Michael Moorcock

I have a kind of innate sense of structure, which also makes me a good mimic.

— Michael Moorcock

The Lords of Chaos are
the enemies of Logic,
the jugglers of Truth,
the molders of Beauty

— Michael Moorcock

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